23 April 2018
Bulletin
4 March 2018

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Parish of the Assumption

Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
www.tullamoreparish.ie 
E-mail Parish Secretary:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

3rd Sunday of Lent ~ 4th March 2018

Fr. Joseph Gallaghar P.P
Rt Rev Sean Heaney CC VG
Fr. Shane Crombie C.C.
Fr Kevin Fleming SSC
Sr. Genny Hassey
Sr. Margaret Burke    

MASS TIMES 

Weekend Masses

Church of the Assumption:  Saturday (Vigil) 6.30pm

Sunday 8.30a.m, 10.00a.m, 11.30am & 1.00p.m

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:  Sunday 11.30a.m

Holy Days

Church of the Assumption: 7.45a.m, 10.00a.m, 1.10p.m, 6.30p.m.

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow: Vigil 8.00pm

Weekday Masses 

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

CONFESSIONS

Saturday:  12 noon-1.00pm, 3.00-4.00pm

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore, Phone: 0579321587

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9.30am-1pm; 1.30-5pm to book weddings, baptisms, certs, etc;  

Reception service 5-9pm.

Priest available for emergencies 24 hours daily.  

Parish Shop selling a selection of religious items.  

Teas after 10am Mass Mon, Wed & Fri.  

Meeting Rooms available: Contact Administrator for details of rates, availability etc. 

Parish Support Services:  Bereavement Listening, etc.  For appointment, ph 0579326604, Monday-Thursday 9.30am-1.00pm; Wednesday & Thursday 6.00-8.00pm.


CHRIST CRUCIFIED IS OUR FOCUS

St Paul tells us that Christ crucified is the sign of God’s love for us. In the face of this love, no one can remain indifferent; all must take a stand. 

In the gospel, John graphically describes the expulsion of the merchants from the temple by Jesus. In the process he made it clear to them that He was someone special, someone close to God whose house they were desecrating. By clearing the temple in the manner He did, Jesus emphasised that mingling materialism and religion does not always work. Of even greater significance were the words He spoke with authority “destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.” In coded terms, He told them that they would put Him to death but that would not be the end rather the beginning, for He would rise again. Even the miracle of the resurrection did not impact positively on the majority of them. They had made up their minds and “there are none as blind as those who will not see.” Today, let us reflect on our core belief, namely that Christ, who was the Son of God, took our human nature so that He would raise us up to everlasting life. By His crucifixion, death and resurrection He guarantees that we shall all rise to a life of glory in heaven once we have faithfully lived His message during our earthly lives.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

JOHN 2:13 – 25

In the Old Testament the privileged place of God’s presence was the Temple in Jerusalem. In the New Covenant, this was replaced by the person of Jesus. This is the symbolism of the action of Jesus in the Temple. Recall how Jesus has helped your relationship with God and give thanks for this.

But we are the body of Christ. When have you been particularly aware of the sacredness of people (yourself or others)?

There are many ways in which people, the temples of God, are being profaned today. Where are you aware of the sacredness of the human person being violated? Who are the people seeking to cleanse the temple, by promoting respect for the dignity of every human person? Perhaps in ways you have done this.

We may also think of institutions as in some way temples of God’s presence. In this time when aspects of our institutions are crumbling we can perhaps identify with the Jews who were horrified at the suggestion that the Temple would be destroyed. What is it like for you living in a time when some of the things you have taken for granted are collapsing? Where do you find hope in such circumstances?

(John Byrne, OSA, Intercom March 2018)


RALLY FOR LIFE

None of us needs to be reminded of how critical a time this is for Ireland. And as we move closer and closer to a referendum on the 8th Amendment, your support is needed to help ensure that the most vulnerable members of Irish society continue to receive legal protection. 

Join the Rally for Life, Dublin, March 11th 


LENT 2018

Weekend Masses

Church of the Assumption:  Saturday (Vigil) 6.30pm

Sunday 8.30a.m, 10.00a.m, 11.30am & 1.00p.m

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:  Sunday 11.30a.m

Holy Days

Church of the Assumption: 7.45a.m, 10.00a.m, 1.10p.m, 6.30p.m.

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow: Vigil 8.00pm

Weekday Masses 

Monday-Friday 7.30am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

EVENING PRAYER AND BENEDICTION:

Sundays 5.30pm 

CONFESSIONS

Saturday:  12 noon-1.00pm, 3.00-4.00pm


STATIONS OF THE CROSS:

Before 10.00am Mass, Monday – Friday.


ROSARY FOR LIFE 

Rosary for the protection of the unborn every Monday 6.30pm.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 24th Mar in Tullamore & Sun 08th Apr in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 21st Mar. To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm.


SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

It is advisable to give six months’ notice of your intention to marry to both the Church and the Registrar.  To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary, Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5.00pm.  All couples getting married must attend a pre-marriage course.  Contact ACCORD, 9341831 or www.accord.ie.  ACCORD also available for marriage and relationship counseling.


NB:  NOTICES FOR THE BULLETIN MUST BE IN THE PARISH CENTRE BY 9.30AM WEDNESDAY.

Only notices from parish groups, non-profit making organisations & clubs included.


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon 05    7.30     Kathleen Breathnach

                10.00   Nancy & Patsy Thomas, 29 Pearse Park

                 7.30    Andrew & Margaret Hogan, Clara Rd

Tues 06    7.30    Joanne Mooney

                 10.00  Slater Family, Marian Place             

                 7.30    John Healion, Cappincur & Prendergast Family

Wed 07     7.30    Edward & Christina Davis, Emmet Terrace

                10.00    Ann Marie Collins

           7.30    Laura Scully

Thurs 08   7.30pm Margaret Gunning

Fri 09       10.00  Catherine & Thomas Egan & Mary Vickers

                 7.30   Kathleen & William Pyke, Callery St

Sat 10       6.30    Dan O’Brien, 1st Ann

                           Philip Lowry, 66 Arden View, Mon Mem

Sun 11  8.30   Rick Keenan

                10.00  Paddy & Kathleen Cunningham & Family &

                            Friends, 4 Kilbride St

                11.30   Mary Flynn, Mon Mem

                 1.00    Chris Glennon, 1st Ann 

 

Shared Mass, Sat 10, 10am: Joe Deevy; Jack & Lily Berry; Michael Scully & Parents Bridie & Michael; Sr. Ita Deegan; Leo & Annie Monahan & Monahan Family; John & Marcella Malone & daughter Nuala Dolan; Peter & Ellen Duffy & Ellen Egan; Patrick, Cathy, Vincent & Trisha & Grogan Family; Mary & Malachy Fallon; Teresa Jaffray O’Keeffe; Jimmy Dooner; Patrick, May & Josephine Slattery; Bernadette, Michael, Joe & Mary Kelly; Denis Harte; Lily, Barney, Tom & Joseph Elliffe; Patrick, Catherine & Liam Whitney; & Eleanor Cregan; Molloy Family; Henry & Mary Dwane & baby Maryann Dwane; Jack & Julia Lambe & Betty Darby; Teresa & Tommy Glynn; JJ & John Carroll; Marion & Vincent Mullarkey; Jack & Kathleen Egan; Joseph & Catherine O’Connor; Michael & Gabriel O’Toole; Mary & Pat Quinn, Nancy Enright & Quinn Family; Sean Horan, Horan & Lynam Families.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Desmond Walsh, Camillus Boland, Nicholas Kelly Jnr & Tess O’Reilly nee Bracken.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Stephen Patrick Craven, Caoimhe Ailish Aherne & Dáire Niall Molloy who were baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTION

Tullamore €3245; Durrow €456; Envelopes €2965

Exit Collection World Meeting of Families € 2949.38

Thank you for your continued support


PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER, OUR PARISHIONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22ND AUG 1996


DO THIS IN MEMORY

Our final Do This in Memory Mass will be held next weekend March 10th and 11th.

Sat 10th 6.30pm St. Josephs

Sun 11th 10.00am Ballinamere/Gaelscoil

Sun 11th 11.30am Scoil Bhride, Scoil Mhuire & Parish School

Sun 11th 11.30am Durrow School


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you sit an hour with the Lord: Sun 2-3am, 10-11am, 1-2pm, Sun Midnight – 1am Mon or any other hour? Ph: 0851162668. 

ACCORD TULLAMORE looking for a Facilitator with their Marriage Care Service.  Professional training provided.   Contact, 0579341831 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , more info on www.accord.ie.

BALLINAMERE SPECIAL OLYMPICS CLUB:  Thanks to all who supported recent church gate collection.

TULLAMORE LIBRARY is hosting a talk on Internet Safety & preventing cyber bullying for parents. Thurs 15, 6.30pm. Talk given by Barnardos, Booking essential - 0579346832.

ST. PHILOMENAS: Church gate collection this weekend in aid of St. Philomena’s NS. Please Support.

TULLAMORE PHOENIX INDOOR MARKET: supporting local charities & groups every Sat, 10am - 3pm. Kilcruttin. Any queries Ph: Mary 0879050910.

PARENTS FIRST: Grandparents/parents needed to volunteer 1-2hrs a week.  Ph Dolores/Rhona on 0579322996/0861959221. 

A CENACLE OF PRAYER FOR PRIESTS: St Mary’s Church Athlone, Sat 10, 2pm, Celebrant Fr Luke. All most welcome. Details from Kathleen/Paul: 0877828283.

OFFALY DOMESTIC VILOENCE SUPPORT SERVICES: Helpline 9351886 for information or to make an appointment.

GROW: Wed 11am, Tullamore Library. Ph: 0864183805.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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